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Treatment for Stage 4 CKD

2013-09-07 16:14

Stage 4 CKD means his kidneys have been severely damaged. Under such a condition, many obvious symptoms can be caused, such as tiredness, high blood pressure, and swelling and foamy urine. CKD stage 4 runs to End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) directly if no treatment is given and at that time, dialysis or kidney transplant will be suggested. Therefore, an effective treatment plays a crucial role for CKD stage 4 patients to prolong their life expectancy. Well, the problem is how to treat CKD stage 4?

There are two aspects that should be considered. One is the therapies, and the other is patient’s life style.

Treatments for patient in stage 4 CKD

·Lab tests: First, the nephrologist will make the patient have blood test and urine test. In the blood test, the nephrologist can know patient’s creatinine level and urea level. By the urine test, the nephrologist can make sure if there are too much red cells and proteins in the urine. These lab tests can help doctor know patient’s condition well, and then he can know clearly what treatment is needed.

·Medications: Some oral medicines are needed to help control symptoms like edema, anemia and high blood pressure which occurs as a result of impaired kidney function, but in turn aggravate kidney condition if left alone. What medicines are needed depend on patients’ illness condition and on this point, you can consult our on-line doctors for detailed information.

·Treatment for impaired kidney function: Because kidney function has been severely damaged in CKD stage 4, metabolic products and toxins build up in the blood. These wastes circulate with blood and they may damage any part of patients’ body. For this reason, dialysis is suggested when creatinine level increases to a certain level. Dialysis helps to purify blood, but it is not a long-term solution. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherpay is an alternative treatment which shows great effects in increasing kidney function. As long as kidney function is improved, wastes are discharged successfully.

Changes of diet and lifestyle

Patient in stage 4 CKD especially needs to regulate them to slow down the progression of their illness. The followings are the detailed information about what can CKD stage 4 patients do to manage their illness.

·Diet: Patient needs a low sodium diet, which is necessary to avoid hypertension and edema. Restrict the intake of protein, because excess protein can increase the workload of kidney. Take enough calcium, and restrict the intake of phosphorus and potassium if necessary. In the end, remember to eat foods containing vitamins, which is beneficial to our immune system.

·Lifestyle: Patient in stage 4 CKD should have good rest, and avoid being tired. Do appropriate exercise regularly, which is helpful for patient to prevent injection. Don’t drink alcohol, and don’t smoke. What’s more, keep being in a good mood.

This article has talked about some basic points that patient in stage 4 CKD needs. If you have any question, please leave message to kidney-treatment@hotmail.com directly.

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